Health and Environment Supporter

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Enjoy a bath in a natural thermal river at Hveragerði!
Learn how Iceland cultivates food using greenhouses and thermal energy.
Explore the Icelandic south coast, visit the most impressive waterfalls, the unique black beach, and admire the Sólheimajökull Glacier.
Be surrounded by nature and embark on hiking adventures.
Meet volunteers from all around the world and learn new cultures and traditions.
Volunteer in a geothermal Greenhouse in the south of Iceland. You will have the opportunity to prepare organic medicines and learn from organic agriculture. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Groupes
50+

*Project location:
Hveragerði is a small town of about 1,700 inhabitants that lies 45 km east of Reykjavík. This friendly little community sits on top of a highly active geothermal field.

This provides heat for hundreds of greenhouses where fruit, flowers, and vegetables are produced throughout the year. Even bananas grow in these greenhouses! The name Hveragerði means“hot springs garden”. Geothermal energy is Hveragerði’s lifeline and chances are you won’t find such a natural wonder in the middle of a populated area anywhere else in the world. Nearby you will find an even more geothermally active site: Gufudalur, the lovely “Steam Valley” behind the town. This whole valley is full of hot springs, geysers, mud pots, fumaroles, and steam vents. 

Our host is a non-profit organization called the NLFI Rehabilitation and Health Clinic, which is a part of the Natural Health Association of Iceland. Every year approximately 2,000 patients and other guests enjoy their diverse rehabilitation programs, which are focused on an approach that builds self-confidence and personal responsibility for the patient's own health. Since its foundation in 1955, the clinic has earned a solid reputation, both in Iceland and internationally, for the personal and effective care of patients. It is one of the two most important rehabilitation clinics in Iceland. In the last few years, this ongoing camp has been the most popular camp in our organization.

*Work:

The Natural Health Association has a horticultural and environmental department, including forestry, gardening, and greenhouses, which is where Worldwide Friends volunteers work most of the time. Volunteers will be working in the greenhouses planting and harvesting vegetables, doing weed control and sometimes you will also be gardening. The agriculture that is practiced in the center is organic/bio.

The main activities, but not limited to are; Agriculture: cultivating soil; planting; raising, and harvesting crops. Horticulture: growing fruits, vegetables, and plants. Working involves working with herbs. Renovation around the property. During winter the work might include snowplowing.

If you have any specific allergies please check before booking.


The nature of the work depends largely on weather conditions, which can change quickly. Volunteers should bring clothes appropriate for outdoor work, but also clothes for working inside the warm greenhouses. Working hours are usually from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and volunteers will have a coffee break in the morning and a one-hour lunch break.

*Participants: We host international volunteers, most of them around 18 to 25 years old.

*Camp leaders:

There are always one or more leaders for each camp, depending on the size of the group. Leaders represent the link between the hosting community and the group of volunteers. They coordinate the work, organize leisurely activities, plan excursions, organize the shopping, house chores, and cooking sessions. Apart from these additional responsibilities, they are equal to other volunteers. Most of our camp leaders are from other countries, as we are very open-minded in hosting international leaders from other organizations

 

*Accommodation

Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags and towels, but beds and bed sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge. The rooms are double with share bathrooms.

 

*Arrival

Volunteers must be at Reykjavik BSI Bus Station at 9 am on the starting date to start the program.


*Departure

The group will be back in BSI Bus Station (Reykjavik) around 18:00 (Keep this in mind while booking your flight). For the departure, volunteers will be picked up in the afternoon of the last day of the program, Monday.


We strongly recommend arriving in Iceland at least one day before the first day of your workcamp and depart no earlier than one day after the last day of your workcamp.

*What to pack?

  • Hiking boots 

  • Work gloves

  • Water bottle

  • Work clothes (for outside & inside the Greenhouse)

  • Warm sleeping bag (we only provide bed sheets)

  • Towel

  • Swimsuit (to take advantage of the traditional swimming pools and hot springs)

  • Warm and waterproof clothes/shoes (you will spend time outside)

  • Slippers/shoes for indoors, we don’t bring shoes inside the houses!

  • Raincoat

  • Pillow

  • Medication

  • Food, photos, or anything interesting related to your country for Intercultural Nights

  • Cash (ISK or Euros) for camp fees and excursions as we do not accept credit card payments on the spot.

  • Baggage allowance: 1 large suitcase & small carry-on 

Journée Typique

  • 7:30 Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 10:30 Working in the greenhouse
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Working in the greenhouse
  • 12: 00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Working in the greenhouse
  • 15:00 Free time
  • 18:00 Workshop
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Planned activity (Ex. Movie night, Game night, Aurora hunting)

Activités de Loisir

 Hveragerði is known for having great areas for hiking, including the hot river in Reykjadalur. WF Iceland will also organize reasonably-priced weekend excursions to some of the most popular, beautiful areas and natural wonders that Iceland can offer. Excursions include unique Icelandic sights, such as glacial lagoons, waterfalls, volcanic and geothermal areas, glaciers, geysers, lava forests, hot springs, rhyolite mountain ranges, steam vents, and even icebergs. The two excursions that we offer are the Golden circle which is included and the South Coast excursion which has an extra fee of 80 EUR.

Randonnée
Musée /
Opéra
Équitation
Shopping /
Souvenirs
Tourisme
Des sports
Natation
Sports Nautiques
Yoga /
Méditation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau moyen)
Documents Requis
CV et ID
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
Volunteers must be in good health and capable of doing physical work.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 08:00 - 15:00

Services inclus

Services de Worldwide Friends
The fee includes: 
  • Trip from the meeting point to the accommodation 
  • The Golden Circle Excursion
  • Accommodation
  • All the meals
  • Meaningful volunteering 
  • Return trip from the accommodation to the meeting point on the last day
Logement
Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in a fully equipped bungalow consisting of several double bedrooms and a living room. Fully equipped kitchen, several bathrooms, and toilets. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bag and pillow, but beds and sheets are provided. 

Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.

Chambre double
Aliments & Boissons

Food is included for the duration of the work camp, however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favorite recipes from home!

Accès à Internet
Bon accès sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme. Le transfert de l'aéroport n'est pas inclus dans les frais non plus.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Keflavik International Airport (KEF) à Reykjavik. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Islande.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Islande te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Islande, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Islande.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

  • First and last day of the program: (The first day of the camp is Arrival Day and the last day of the camp is Departure Day)

    • The minibus will be at the meeting point in Reykjavik on the First day of the work camp at BSI Bus Station in Reykjavik at 9:00 am
    • On Departure day you will be back at BSI Bus Station in Reykjavik around 18:00, we strongly recommend not booking your flight before this

    Note: the night of the last day of the camp is NOT included. Keep in mind that you need to arrange for your stay in Iceland before and after the work camp. We strongly recommend arriving in Iceland at least one day before the first day of the camp and to depart no earlier than one day after the last day of the program.

  • Start Dates on Monday to Monday, every 2 weeks; 
      • 09.01
      • 23.01
      • 06.02
      • 20.02
      • 06.03
      • 20.03
      • 03.04
      • 17.04
      • 01.05
      • 15.05
      • 29.05
      • 12.06
      • 26.06
      • 10.07
      • 24.07
      • 07.08
      • 21.08
      • 04.09
      • 18.09
      • 02.10
      • 16.10
      • 30.10
      • 13.11
      • 27.11
      • 11.12
Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
2 - 13 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$684
3 sem
$1 026
4 sem
$1 368
5 sem
$1 710
6 sem
$2 052
7 sem
$2 394
8 sem
$2 736
13 sem (durée max.)
$4 446
Coût moyen
$342 /sem

L'organisation facture ses frais en EUR. Le tableau des prix en USD est soumis à la fluctuation des devises. Worldwide Friends t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
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